MEM25350 - Pimbury, Parracombe (Building)


A detached villa that dates to the early 20th Century.

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Pimbury is primarily of brick and plain tile, and dates to the first three decades of the 20th Century. Its walls and gate piers and an adjoining outbuilding – probably a former stables or coach house – are mainly stone built. [1] Pimbury is depicted and labelled on the 2022 MasterMap data. [2] The gate piers and outbuilding are visible on Google Street View. [3] The building is visible on 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force. [4] The 25 inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map shows the site as a clear plot. [5] The few sizeable brick with tile roofed villas of the early 20th Century, for example Pimbury, are probably the result of the railway (MMO42), when for a few decades the Parracombe siding (MEM23400) would have enabled the unloading of previously expensive to transport building materials. [6] The heritage asset was assessed for inclusion on the Exmoor Local Heritage List in November 2022. It was decided to add the asset to the Local Heritage List. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Parracombe: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 17.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped features: #48172 Western gate pier, ; #48173 Eastern gate pier, ; #48174 Pimbury House, ; #48175 Outbuilding, ]
  • <3> Website: Google. 2014 -. Google Maps. Street View, image captured March 2010, viewed 18 October 2022.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2019. Parracombe Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 16, 71.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022. Exmoor LHL Panel Meeting 28 November 2022. Exmoor National Park Authority.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)



Grid reference Centred SS 2669 145e (48m by 22m) (4 map features)
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2023 4:38PM


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